Electioneering in Nigeria has been characterised by violence, electoral irregularities and
various criminal activities. However the continuous campaign for women to be actively
involved in the democratic process has yielded little compare to the increasing number of
women heading key positions in other domain. This paper therefore seeks to examine fear
of crime and electoral violence in Nigeria as major factors mainstreaming women out of
politics. Specifically the study investigates factors endangering women from politics, the
trend and pattern of women’s participation in election over the last decade among
forty-five (45) key women leaders in the informal economy. The study is anchored on
Kanter’s Glass Ceiling theory which explains women's roles in leadership. Collection and
interpretation of data for this study were basically qualitative, involving the use of
interviews and content analysis. The study recommends a constitutional approach that will
stipulate a reasonable, minimum and special security placement for women in every
government with little or no cost.
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Coalition, CDR. "Crime and Violence as a Barrier to Gender Equality in Nigeria Politics" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 08, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/crime-and-violence-as-a-barrier-to-gender-equality-in-nigeria-politics